Program

Wednesday December 16, 2020
10.50 11.00 Welcome and opening words
11.05 11.40 Imke Driemel (Universität Leipzig) and Maria Kouneli (Universität Leipzig) ‘Say’-based complementation: Insights from Kipsigis (abstract) (handout)
11.45 12.20 Kajsa Djärv (University of Konstanz) Composing attitude reports: why knowing people is not believing them (abstract) (handout)
12.25 13.00 Jan Wiślicki (University of Warsaw) S-selection and presupposition in quotational complementation (abstract) (slides)
13.00 14.00 Lunch break
14.00 14.10 Lightning talk: Evgeniia Khristoforova (University of Amsterdam) Deficient subject agreement in control complement clauses in Russian Sign Language (abstract) (slides)
14.15 14.25 Lightning talk: Francesco Costantini (University of Udine) On assertive force and the structure of complement clauses (abstract) (slides)
14.30 14.40 Lightning talk: Mikhail Knyazev (Institute for Linguistic Studies RAS, St. Petersburg) An implicational hierarchy for declarative complement clauses: nominal structure without nominal properties (abstract) (slides)
14.40 15.10 Break-out rooms
15.10 15.25 Break
15.25 16.00 Sadhwi Srinivas (John Hopkins University) and Geraldine Legendre (John Hopkins University) Content-denoting clausal complements to deverbal nouns can be arguments: Evidence from English and Kannada light verb constructions (abstract) (slides)
16.05 16.40 Tatiana Bondarenko (MIT) Two paths to explain (abstract) (handout)
16.45 17.45 Invited talk: Keir Moulton (University of Toronto) Things we embed (abstract) (handout) (presentation)
Thursday December 17, 2020
11.05 11.40 Lena Baunaz (University of Zurich) and Eric Lander (Stockholm University) Romance and Balkan factive islands in a nanosyntactic light (abstract) (slides)
11.45 12.20 Qianqian Ren (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) Clausal subordination and coordination in the nominal domain in Mandarin Chinese (abstract) (handout)
12.25 13.00 Michelle Sheehan (Anglia Ruskin University) and Jutta Hartmann (Universität Bielefeld) Exfoliation and control (abstract) (slides)
13.00 14.00 Lunch break
14.00 14.35 Idan Landau (Ben Gurion University) Gerundive Complements of P: Either property or proposition (abstract) (handout)
14.40 15.15 Tommy Tsz-Ming Lee (University of Southern California) and Ka-Fai Yip (Yale University) Indirect evidence as a licensing condition of hyperraising in Cantonese and Vietnamese (abstract) (handout)
15.15 15.30 Break
15.30 15.40 Lightning talk: Christos Vlachos (University of Patras) and Konstantina Balasi (University of Patras) Wh-clauses as nominal complements: Evidence from Greek (abstract) (slides)
15.45 15.55 Lightning talk: Teruyuki Mizuno (University of Connecticut) On the Q-particles in embedded declaratives and the clausal complementation in Japanese (abstract) (slides)
16.00 16.10 Lightning talk: Tom Roberts (University of California, Santa Cruz) Argument saturation and the syntactic status of embedded clauses (abstract) (slides)
16.10 16.40 Break-out rooms
16.45 17.45 Invited talk: Anna Roussou (University of Patras) The syntax of complementizers: a revised version (abstract) (handout) (presentation)
Friday December 18, 2020
11.45 12.20 Richard Faure (Université Côte d’Azur) Argument CPs as frozen in situ DPs in Classical Greek (abstract) (slides)
12.25 13.00 Mirko Garofalo (University of Iceland) The role of D-features and case for clausal arguments: an account from Icelandic (abstract) (slides)
13.00 14.00 Lunch break
14.00 14.10 Lightning talk: Irina Stoica (University of Bucharest) CPs as subjects – the view from manner of speaking verbs (abstract) (slides)
14.15 14.25 Lightning talk: Despina Oikonomou (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin) Variable “mood selection” with communication verbs in Greek: Bi-eventive modal anchoring (abstract) (slides)
14.30 14.40 Lightning talk: Deniz Satik (Harvard University) Exfoliating the implicational universal in complementation (abstract) (slides)
14.40 15.10 Break-out rooms
15.10 15.25 Break
15.25 16.00 Asia Pietraszko (University of Rochester) An argument for true c-selection in clausal complementation (abstract) (slides)
16.05 16.40 Ken Safir (Rutgers University) On the Directions of Selection (abstract) (handout)
16.45 17.45 Invited talk: David Pesetsky (MIT) Lack of ambition as explanation when a clause is reduced (abstract) (handout) (presentation)